The List: 57 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Your Tech Could Do!
Here's our guide to the many pieces that make up "57 Amazing Things You Didn't Know Your Tech Could Do."
Following are links to all six stories. In them you'll learn how to do astounding things with PCs and networking; smartphones; digital cameras and photos; Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Search; iPods, iTunes, and other digital music players; and TiVo, Wii, and Xbox 360 controllers.
- 7 Premium PC and Networking Tips and Tricks
- Smartphones: 14 Great Things iPhones and BlackBerrys Can Do
- 6 Crazy Tricks for Digital Cameras and Photos
- Gmail, Google Maps, and Google Search: 19 Cool Tips
- 3 Entertaining Tips for iTunes, iPods, and Other Digital Music Players
- TiVo, Wii, and Xbox 360 Controllers: 8 Clever Tricks
If you prefer, you can jump to any of our tips directly. Here's the full list of 57.
- Use old internal hard drives for free storage, 2 different ways
- Transform any XP netbook into an e-book reader
- Run Mac OS X on your netbook
- Protect your PC with a hard-drive password
- Sling files to other PCs over Bluetooth
- Make info on your home NAS available anywhere
- Control 7 different devices from an iPhone
- Use your smartphone to sync files among your PCs
- Play Internet radio on a BlackBerry, 4 different ways
- Make free phone calls from an iPod Touch
- Induce a cold, dead phone battery to send one last text
- Geotag photos even if your camera can't
- Get high-def, time-lapse video from a lowly point-and-shoot
- Troubleshoot your stereo with a digital camera
- Draw messages with light on live photographs
- Use long exposures for 2 different camera effects
- Employ 8 different tricks to get more from Google Search
- Try 4 different Gmail tricks to better manage your e-mail
- Enhance your Google Maps experience through 3 third-party mashups
- Let Google Maps discover your location without GPS
- Use 3 Greasemonkey scripts with Gmail, YouTube, and Google Image Search
- Make a generic MP3 player work with iTunes
- Program an iPod to ditch iTunes
- Put song lyrics in iTunes and on iPods
- Navigate your TiVo with 5 quick tricks
- Use your Nintendo Wii Remote without the Wii, 2 different ways
- Drive your PC with an Xbox 360 controller
If you have some great tips or tricks of your own that you'd like to share, please do so in the Comments section of any of our stories.